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What is the prognosis for Whipple's disease?

Usually, antibiotic treatment destroys the bacteria that causes the Whipple's disease and results in relief of symptoms. However, the disorder may be persistent, despite sustained treatment with antibiotics. Relapses are frequent. With treatment, however, the disorder can be cured. Untreated, Whipple's disease is fatal.

This answer is based on source of information from Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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